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Debbie Nathan

Debbie Nathan, a New York City-based writer, is the author of Women and
Other Aliens: Essays From the U.S.-Mexican Border

  • Criminal Justice May 18, 2015

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the End of Innocence

    Let’s fight for the right to make horrible mistakes, but remain in the realm of the living.

    Debbie Nathan

  • Immigration Policy March 13, 2008

    Border Death Backstory

    The trial for the murder of undocumented immigrant Francisco Javier Domínguez stripped him of his humanity. The retrial must not make the same mistake.

    Debbie Nathan

  • November 3, 2005




    Our Readers and Debbie Nathan

  • September 15, 2005

  • Society August 11, 2005


    Anti-trafficking efforts place undue emphasis on commercial sex work and downplay other forms of forced labor.

    Debbie Nathan

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  • Law December 22, 2004

    The Hunting of Dr. Craft

    A child therapist is jailed after the law decides he took the wrong pictures.

    Debbie Nathan and Judy Jackson

  • Education October 31, 2002

    The Right Way to Have Sex

    Debbie Nathan is an attendee of Feminist Futures, a New York-based study group whose organizers include Leonore Tiefer.

    Debbie Nathan

  • February 3, 2000

    Sweating Out the Words

    CLARIFICATION: A sidebar to Debbie Nathan's February 21 "Sweating Out the Words," about The New Yorker's literary contest and the publishing and informatics industries (converting information to digital form), mentioned a company, netLibrary, and suggested that workers involved in hours' worth of work in its sites in China, India and the Philippines were "ruining their wrists and eyes in the process." netLibrary tells us that it requires letters of attestation and proof of working conditions from vendors it works with, requiring standards applicable in the United States. Neither Nathan nor The Nation visited netLibrary's vendor sites. Further, The Nation has no specific knowledge of poor conditions or injury to any of netLibrary's workers.

    Debbie Nathan

  • Gender and Sexuality April 1, 1999

    Sodomy for the Masses

    It's a good thing Bill and Monica held their trysts in the White House rather than just across the Potomac, in Falls Church or Arlington, Virginia.

    Debbie Nathan